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Friday, June 19 • 9:30am - 10:30am
State of the Culture: The American Ethic of Success

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America was founded on the idea of liberty, and it succeeded because Americans highly valued individualism and achievement. But when philosophers today talk about ethics, they mostly talk about self-sacrifice, togetherness, and kindness. Do Americans still value achievement? This talk will assess the state of American culture today by looking at how Americans talk about ethics when they are talking about big decisions—in looking back on life and in advising graduates who are looking forward.

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William R. Thomas

Director of Programs / CFO, The Atlas Society
William R. Thomas is Director of Programs and CFO of The Atlas Society. He is also Lecturer in Economics at the University at Albany. He holds a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan. Thomas is the editor of Ethics at Work (2016) and of The Literary Art of Ayn... Read More →

Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Ballroom C/D Crowne Plaza Nashua

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